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Rosetta R. 'Rose' Jordan

Published on -9/22/2012, 5:49 PM

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Rosetta R. "Rose" Jordan, 85, Hays, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born June 15, 1927, in West Chicago, Ill., to Harry and Anna Florence (Dykes) Gilmore.

She married Lawrence R. Jordan on March 8, 1947, in Kentucky. He preceded her in death March 11, 2008.

She was involved in food service and the restaurant business most of her live. She opened the Pheasant Run Restaurant in Hays in 1982, and it still is in operation today by her son and daughter-in-law. She lived in Hays for 15 years, then moved to Green Valley, Ariz., and was involved in starting a restaurant there. She and her husband retired in 2007 and moved to Broken Arrow, Okla. She moved back to Hays to live with her son.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Jordan and wife, Sue, Hays; and Richard Jordan, Springfield, Ill.; a daughter, Linda Burkhart, Broken Arrow, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Randy Jordan Jr., Scott Jordan, Stephanie Nance, Heather Jordan, Heidi Farris, Heath Jordan, Brian Mongeon and Michelle Wilson; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Vicki Jordan.

A celebration of her life will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Pheasant Run Restaurant, 3201 Vine.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in memory of Vicki Jordan.

Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be sent via email to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net.

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